Lally Graham Weymouth is a senior associate editor at The Washington Post. She has been conducting interviews with world leaders for many years for The Post and. before that, for Newsweek. Weymouth has spent significant time in the Middle East, conducting exclusive interviews with Saddam Hussein, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian Presidents Hafez al-Assad and Bashar al-Assad, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and Jordan’s King Adullah. She has interviewed every Israeli prime minister since 1981. Weymouth also conducted the last interview with Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in December 2007. Weymouth edited and compiled "Thomas Jefferson: The Man, His World, His Influence," a collection which includes contributions from leading Jefferson scholars published in 1973. She is also the author of "America in 1876: The Way We Were," which was published by Random House in 1976. In 2015, she received the May Chidiac Foundation’s Antoine Choueiri Special Tribute for Lifetime Achievement. In September 2016, the Citizens Union of the City of New York honored her with the Civil Society Builder Award. She currently serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Partnership for New York City, the Economic Club of New York, and is a member of the Board of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Council.